The Dangers of Fluoride
The Northern Ireland Government are considering adding flouride to your Water
The Health Department has been considering fluoridating the country’s water supply. This will mean the highly toxic substance known as hydrofluorosilicic acid will be added to your drinking water and that of your pets.
Hydrofluorosilicic acid is a waste product of the phosphate fertiliser and aluminium industries and due to the process used to obtain it; it will always contain other toxic elements. A recent sample of water taken from the Republic of Ireland’s water supply, which has been fluoridated for many years, was subjected to laboratory analysis. It had lead, arsenic, antimony, mercury and uranium 234 in it –some of the most highly dangerous substances on the planet. Due its toxicity, the European Union have put very strict legislation in place when disposing of hydrofluorosilicic acid. Because of this, it is a very expensive procedure and the industries involved look for other ways to get rid of it and that means dumping it the water supplies of any country foolish enough to accept it. No studies have been done with regards to safety levels of hydrofluorosilicic acid, but governments usually quote an arbitrary level of 1 part per million. However, a sample of cheese taken from the Republic showed 28 parts per million. Fluoride at 2 parts per million can cause dental fluorosis. At 4 parts per million it can cause skeletal fluorosis and 8 parts per million it can cause damage to internal organs.
Because it is put into the water supply and is also in the food chain, there is no way of measuring how much each individual consumes and anyone at any time could be ingesting extremely dangerous levels. The Health Minister’s only reason for fluoridation is to treat the tooth decay of young children. However, what little evidence there is that indicates fluoride is beneficial in prevneting toothe decay, is only the case if it is applied topically ie directly onto the teeth, not taken internally. Despite this, the Minister says adding fluoride to the water is the most cost effective and efficient way to treat dental caries. Yet it will cost millions of pounds to fluoridate all our water, at least 30% of which is lost through wastage according the NI Water’s own figures and the vast majority of the rest of the water is used by industry and farming. This leaves only a miniscule percentage of water that actually reaches the target population and how many young children do you know that actually drink water rather than fizzy drinks? He also ignores the fact that excessive fluoride can actually cause dental fluorosis.
The ministers’ statement that it is the most cost-effective way of treating tooth decay makes no sense. If you want to treat someone with an illness you give the drug directly to them. An analogy would be putting chemotherapy drugs in the nation’s water supply to treat cancer patients or aspirin in the water supply to treat the man who lives in your next village because he has a headache. It is the most inefficient way imaginable to treat an illness.
Then there is the ethical question. Fluoridating the water supply effectively means medicating the entire
nation against their will. It is unlawful to medicate someone without their informed consent. But if this
absurd plan goes ahead, you will have no choice, you and your pets will poisoned whether you consent
Scientific studies have also shown fluoride to cause
Lowering of IQ.
Obviously if it is toxic to humans it will be toxic to your pets particulalry since their only source of liquid will probably be water. Even if you give them milk this will be produced locally and will also contain fluoride as will any meat sourced within Northern Ireland. As most tinned pet food contains 80% water this will have unknown concentrations of fluoride, in addition to the percantage of fluoride in the meat product. It is recommended even by those people that support fluoridation that no infant under 6 months should ever be given fluoridated water so what devastating health effects will this have on pups, kittens and small animals? A recent American study showed 8 out of 10 dog food brands had 2.5 times the recommended amount of fluoride in them
Fluoride is used in:
What you can do
The animals don't have a voice so it up to you to speak up on their behalf. Please stop fluoridation before it gets implemented.
Write to your local MLA and make him or her awrae of the dangers of fluoride
Go to the local newspapers to voice your concern.
For more information on the campaign in Northern Ireland visit the Association for Protection of Family Health NI : http://associationforprotectionoffamilyhealth-ni.webs.com/
Tell your friends, neighbours and work colleagues and get them to join the fight as well.
Ensure you do not buy pet food manufactured in an area that has fluoridated water ie Republic of Ireland, Southhampton, parts of Midlands and Tyneside.
If you want to protect the health of you, your children and your pets, make your voice heard today
Quotes about the dangers of Fluoride
“Fluoride causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster than any other chemical. This amounts to public murder on a grand scale. It is a public crime to put fluoride in the drinking water” - Dean Burk, former head of the National Cancer Institute
“Fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated.” - Professor Albert Schatz, Ph.D., Microbiology
“Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time.” – Robert Carton, Ph.D., former scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency
"Children under three should never use fluoridated toothpaste. Or drink fluoridated water. And baby formula must never be made up using fluoridated water.” - Dr. Hardy Limeback, biochemist and Professor of Dentistry
"I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effect on a long-range basis. Any attempt to use the water this way is deplorable." - Charles Gordon Heyd, M.D., Past President, American Medical Association.
"The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas,"- Harvard University Study
“Fluoride exposure to the developing brain may possibly lead to damage of a permanent nature." – Harvard University Study
"Many individuals with impeccable credentials in science, dentistry, and medicine have published incontrovertible evidence that fluoridation is harmful and does not reduce the incidence of dental caries" - Dr. A. Schatz, Ph.D
“Fluoride is a carcinogen by any standard we use. I believe EPA should act immediately to protect the public, not just on the cancer data, but on the evidence of bone fractures, arthritis, mutagenicity, and other effects." - Dr William Marcus PHD, EPA scientist
“Based on data from the National Academy of Sciences, current levels of fluoride exposure in drinking water may cause arthritis in a substantial portion of the population long before they reach old age" –-Dr. Robert Carton, former EPA Scientist.
“The evidence is quite convincing that the addition of sodium fluoride to the public water supply at one part per million is extremely deleterious to the human body"- Chief Justice John Flaherty, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
“Fluoride has been shown to adversely effect the central nervous system, causing behavioural changes, increased hip fractures and reproduction problems." - Natick Report Research Team
“The plain fact that fluorine is an insidious poison harmful, toxic and cumulative in its effects, even when ingested in minimal amounts, will remain unchanged no matter how many times it will be repeated in print that fluoridation of the water supply is safe.” - Dr. Ludgwig Grosse, Chief of Cancer Research, U.S. Veterans Administration.
“Fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons, probably because of their capacity to modify the metabolism of cells by changing the permeability of the cell membrane and by inhibiting certain enzyme systems." - Journal of the American Medical Association
“It is now clear that fluoride is a potentially harmful substance when present in the drinking water in any amount." - Dr. Simon Beisler, Chief of Urlogy, Roosevelt Hospital and Past President of the American Urological Association.
“Segments of the population are unusually susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride. They include "postmenopausal women and elderly men, pregnant woman and their fetuses, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and/or vitamin C, and people with cardiovascular and kidney problems." - United States Public Health Service Report
“Fluoride may be destroying our bones, our teeth and overall health. It doesn't need to be added to our water and we may be taking unnecessary risks by doing so.” - Dr. Hardy Limeback, a leading Canadian fluoride authority, former fluoride advocate and long-standing consultant to Canadian Dental Association.
"All of the organizations promoting water fluoridation agree that dental fluorosis, which is the first visible sign of systemic poisoning, increases with water fluoride levels." - Dr Kennedy, Past President of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and a practicing Dentist for 20 years.
“That the artificial fluoridation of public water supplies, such as is contemplated by [Houston] City may cause or may contribute to the cause of cancer, genetic damage, intolerant reactions, and chronic toxicity, including dental mottling, in man; that the said artificial fluoridation may aggravate malnutrition and existing illnesses in man; and that the value of said artificial fluoridation is in doubt as to the reduction of tooth decay in man."- Judge Farris, presiding judge in a case involving the fluoridation of Houston's water.